The Home Front and The Civil War
Length of Time: 60-90 Minutes
Many things go into fighting a war. Long before Vietnam, there was a sense of needing to win the hearts and minds of those at home. During the Civil War everyone was genuinely involved in the conflict. It was also the first war where popular culture played an important role in informing and in many cases, swaying, the public.
How do events on the home front affect the war effort?
Common Core Standards
English/Language Arts: History/Social Studies. 9-12
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.9 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.9 Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.